About AZYP

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AzYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty that  builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.

 

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Our Programs

Programs we offer and the difference we are making in our communities.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)

Arizona Youth Partnership is proud to present Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES) What is an ACE? An…

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COVID-19 Resource Page

Public Resources Arizona Self Help Activities for Youth Here is a bunch of great ideas for things…

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Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to…

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Too Good For Drugs

Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program…

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Mind Matters

Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience supports the healing process in young people who have experienced…

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Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program

Recognizing that safe and stable homes for homeless or near homeless pregnant and parenting youth and their…

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Wake Up!

Wake Up! is a diversion program for individuals aged 12-22 who have been arrested for drug and/or…

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Hwal’bay Hmany did Gev’ik Coalition

Funded by Stewart Health Choice, this is a community Coalition located in Peach Springs with the goal…

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Mental Health First Aid

Since October 2018, AZYP, partnered with Interfaith Community Services, has offered both youth and adult Mental Health…

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Young Adult Development Assoc. of Havasu

The YADAH coalition was started as Drug Free Communities coalition and is jointly supported by a grant…

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking is a youth coalition in the Globe area aiming to lower…

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Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with…

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Ajo Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Coalition (SAPE)

Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and…

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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their…

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Love Notes

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures…

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Youth Tobacco Coalition

Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state.…

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Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making…

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Rx360

Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance…

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Botvin’s Life Skills

Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components…

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Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, shelter for boys aged 12-17 opened in Prescott Valley in April of 2019. Until the…

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Providence Place

Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls…

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Loving my Future

The Loving My Future program fills service gaps for particularly vulnerable Arizona high school youth populations by…

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Wyman’s Teen Outreach

Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program acknowledges that adolescence is a time of rapid change and growth physically, mentally,…

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Summer Leadership Institute

This free summer program provides a safe and fun environment for youth (ages 11-17) to learn how…

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Choosing the Best

Choosing the Best uses a Sexual Risk Avoidance curriculum that positively emphasizes delaying sex until marriage, making…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Friendly FACES

AZYP Friendly Family and Community Educational Support (F.A.C.E.S.) After School Program is designed for students enrolled in…

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Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents…

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth…

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Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

This is a Drug Free Communities (DFS) funded community coalition, whose goals are to lower substance use…

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Starting Out Right

We’re still here! Starting Out Right Case Managers and Health Educators are now supporting future and current…

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Locations

The communities we serve throughout Arizona
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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.

As part of Prevention Week (May 15-20,2020)  several of our Coalition staff are interviewing people in the community regarding youth substance abuse.    Today, Leo Ventresca,  Prevention Coordinator in Bullhead City, AZ speaks with Ronny Jones, a Peer Support Specialist.  Ronny shared with Leo his story of drug abuse at a young age, and the things he feels may help youth stay away from substance abuse in the future.   For…

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As part of Prevention Week, the communities team has been interviewing members of the community to hear how substance abuse has affected them. Here is one families story. https://youtu.be/dvHUW1w4NQQ

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Upcoming Events

See what's coming up in near future events in your area.

Events

14 Jul

RX360

6:00pm Virtual meeting

Learn about the dangers of Prescription drug abuse in youth

16 Jul

Youth Mental Health First Aid

8:00am 7575 W. Twin Peaks Rd
Tucson, 85743 United States

  This program is currently on hold until we are able to meet in person again, please contact the organizer for details.    

16 Jul

Copper Basin Coalition Meeting

12:00pm 5515 S Apache
Globe, AZ 85501 United States

The Copper Basin Coalition is a grass roots substance abuse coalition working to lower underage drinking and drug use. The coalition meets the third Thursday of every other month. Any…